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I Need to Keep Myself From Falling Into the "Depression Pit"

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    Familiar Feelings Arise As The Old Year Ends

    I’m one of the many, many individuals who struggle with the post-Christmas and –New Year’s period.  This is not unfamiliar to me.  As someone who has coped with depression his whole life, the feelings of let-down and emptiness that accompany the long, dark days of January...
    UnderEli UnderEli 41-45, M 2 Responses Dec 27, 2011

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    I Dont Wanna Get Up

    there are days i just cant pull my a** out of bed.... i mean i get up long enough to feed my kids and i go back to bed i dont wanna look let alone clean my house.....
    EEYORE6 EEYORE6 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 21, 2008

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    I Still Have to Fight It Everyday In One Form Or Another

     The older I get the more used to it I get and have found many ways to help it, music, better foods, activities for my mind and body and the more I do the less it effects my life. Yet it never actually goes away.
    BeTheBestMe BeTheBestMe 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 25, 2009

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    I'm Starting To Break. I Can Feel It.

    I am thirty two In the past three years or less: I have had a second child with a spouse who did not want this new baby and was living with someone else during part of the pregnancy. I have lost my home to foreclosure. Separated from a drug...
    WhatMattersCannotBeSeen WhatMattersCannotBeSeen 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 9, 2009

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    I don't know how to start this,

    it has been awhile since I have been to EP to share myself and my heart.. So I guess I will just start and let things out I am sitting here feeling the grip of depression setting in. My heart is empty, lost shattered into a million pieces. I was always taught growing up that...
    SingleDad40 SingleDad40 41-45, M Jan 30

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    DHS Case Closed

    Two months ago, by Husband reported his Daughter to the Dept. of Human Services. for neglect and abuse of Daughter's little girl.  Yesterday, the DHS Case Worker called my Husband and reported that he was closing the case.   After 4 unannounced visits, the...
    PeedeeDog PeedeeDog 12919 14 Responses Jun 6, 2009

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    Please, Pray For Us

    No, I am falling into the depression pit, but I am watching my husband fall.  I can't begin to explain and relate to my EP friends what all has happened.  But my husband has taken a stand against his autistic daughter, who has refused any Psychiatric or...
    PeedeeDog PeedeeDog 12919 7 Responses Apr 30, 2009

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    I Do What I Have to Do

    For over ten months, I was depression-free! The clouds broke and I was free from the pit, a month before I met a man here on EP, who became my best friend. Two months before I met him, I did the right thing for myself... I went into therapy and tried medication. It saved my life...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jun 6, 2009

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    My Life Is Caving In Around Me.

    My life has been horrible since I was 9 years old.   That's when Nanny died she was like my mother she lived with my family.My family never understood me or even like me.   I am now 40 and its just gotten worse.     my daughter Crystal was hit by a car in 1998 she was 10...
    valnbill valnbill 36-40, F 3 Responses Feb 6, 2011

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    Not Depressed...

    Maybe I need to stop being so realistic all of the time. I'm not depressed, just resentful and angry. I don't feel sorry for myself. I'm angry because I'm not a faker but can't make it in the world or get my needs met. I'm not going to cry about my life. I just have to accept...
    LovelessDeluxe LovelessDeluxe 22-25 Mar 30, 2011

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    Depression Pit

    Depression pit,Always appearing,Wrong place,Wrong time,How dare it?I can't afford it,To fall in again.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Feb 2, 2012

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    Never Ending Story

    my first marriage ended up in a divorce bcoz he was a gay.second marriage was also arranged and my husband turned out to be a criminal.now i have applied for dissolution of marriage and raising my two small kids.why i was chosen for this hardship,i still don't know but i have...
    samansaeed17 samansaeed17 26-30 1 Response Feb 2, 2011

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    No Action Yet

    Last week I wrote that my husband has taken a stand and has reported his Daughter to Dept. of Human Services for child neglect.  He was so distraught over what he had done, but he knew it was the right thing to do. It's a week later...And nothing has happened.  No...
    PeedeeDog PeedeeDog 12919 2 Responses May 8, 2009

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    Not Just That....

    Its not just that I have to keep myself from falling into the "Depression pit" but for me, its more the "Suicidal pit" I can handle the depression, its the suicidal stage that I have to prevent myself from falling into. Depression will always be a part of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 24, 2009

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    I Am Trying to Stay Out of Depression

    I am trying to keep out of depression. I have it so bad . I put my self in nurse home. So I am trying to listen to up musica and walking every day 2or 3 time aday. And write when my thoughts change. And keep my self out of depression. I am doing better. lashanda
    lashanda lashanda 51-55, F 6 Responses Aug 24, 2008

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    Keep Slipping

    I try hard to keep myself from falling back into that deep dark pit of depression but it's hard and I feel like I'm fighting a losing battle. I am an expert on the subject of depression. I've battled it my entire adult life. I've done it all drugs, therapy, self help, meditation...
    howsab howsab 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 25, 2011

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    Yet Again...

     yes I do need to keep myself from falling into my depression episodes. This time of the year from my birthday until the start of summer is probably one of the hardest parts to deal with. the day my brother passed away is in March. and then my sister passed away in April...
    XLunaXLovegoodX XLunaXLovegoodX 22-25, F 5 Responses Jan 14, 2009

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    Facedown In The Pit

    I know the title is about staying out of the Pit, but oops -- I'm already there. Facedown in the mire, slowly choking in the mud and death. Been here a while, the view isn't changing & I'm losing the strength to keep my head up.
    EarleyDaysYet EarleyDaysYet 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 19, 2009

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    I'm Tired Tonight

    Tonight, I feel depressed.  Maybe it the holiday rush of activities coming to an end.  Maybe, it because this Memorial Day I remember, my parents are gone. Maybe it was because the only words my husband has said to me today, was been in responce to my questions...
    PeedeeDog PeedeeDog 12919 11 Responses May 25, 2009

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    I sometime need a break from life! Like right now..I am just so tired of running after goals, taking care of people.I just need some time to myself..its like my brain is lagging...
    discoveringmyself20 discoveringmyself20 18-21, F Mar 21

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    I can't sit around and do homework and act normal anymore. I am so sick and tired of putting on this stupid mask of happiness. I want to just break down already. I can't stand the...
    mysteryhatcat mysteryhatcat 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    If I think about the amount of times I went on about my problems on here and many people leave me within time, I decided it better to keep to myself. I don't need to keep worrying...
    ChillyWilly82 ChillyWilly82 31-35, M 2 Responses Apr 5

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    I recently found out that I might be suffering from OCD and I can't do anything to control it. I've always had suicidal thoughts because all throughout middle school I wasn't...
    Dontbreakmyheart Dontbreakmyheart 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    How do I believe my wife after what I have found I am going to post two as she says "Stories" I have found over the last week about her and her co-worker. The first one I found was...
    mcanant8 mcanant8 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 10

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    I need out of this town. Long story to it. I have no job currently so how do i move iam a 22 year old female. This place and the people in it make me feel suicidle.
    pinkglitteress pinkglitteress 22-25, F Mar 24

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    My mind is racing with all the things I need to do. There's always something that needs to be done; from school to work, and the worrying about how the bills are going to get paid...
    Shygirl917 Shygirl917 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    i am new here and i am soo insecure that i hate myself for not being like someone else blah blah. i do not understand what is going on with me. help!
    karly21 karly21 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 6

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    This is so me, coz i cant be bothered to explain myself to me. Its annoying coz i have alopecia and i cant be myself alot of the times coz i wear a wig. I wish i could have my hair...
    AchingSoul AchingSoul 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    Sometimes ill hear a song from last year.. Its weird it reminds me of when i was happy. Back before i was so horribly insecure. Before waking up was too hard because i am depressed...
    Sorendino1 Sorendino1 16-17, F Mar 26

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    Is it me? aren't you meant to be able to talk to your man about anything! guess its most relationships, I try talk to him he gets angry then says its me dat I was ******, I don't...
    beebop01 beebop01 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    I like to watch and observe people from afar. I don't trust so easily. I like to feel people out first.
    Philli8807 Philli8807 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 7

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    Hello. Right now I'm listening to my music sitting alone in my room. I was feeling great today, but for some reason, right now I'm feeling upset. I'm thinking about a certain...
    GettingOverShit GettingOverShit 18-21, F Apr 7

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    I find it interesting to sit/stand in a corner in a room full of people and watch them interact with each other. I can not stand to be in large crowds at all. I prefer the wide...
    Ranchsavvy16 Ranchsavvy16 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    If I get to close I start thinking of ways to murder them without making too much noise or mess. Of course I never actually will but hey, why not imagine right?
    epicmonk3ydude epicmonk3ydude 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    I'm sick of having a relationship with my daughter through FaceTime or phone she is 4 and this is destroying my heart to the fullest
    smilly0707 smilly0707 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 30

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    Yesterday I woke up feeling bruised and sick and broken. I went to work because I had to and because putting on a brave face is simply part of my daily routine. Two hours in I...
    GreenEyedFox GreenEyedFox 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    Me and my boyfriend broke up 3weeks ago. I feel so sad and lonely. The only person who can make me feel better is my ex... But he hates me
    Ilovebunbunnies Ilovebunbunnies 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I am broken. Now I am having a difficult time trying to pick up all of my pieces and putting them back together.. 😔
    TearfulNights22 TearfulNights22 22-25, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    My mind right now is dark. It yells, "you're fat and ugly. Your "friends" you used to hang out with forgot about you. They no longer speak to you cause you're ugly and a baby!" It...
    broadwaybabe99 broadwaybabe99 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    As simple as. Too much of anything is not good.
    Quanitta Quanitta 26-30, F Apr 9

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    The last three weeks have been really rough for me. It started out with a syncope seizure at work, before school. I was really scared and didn't know what to do. I didn't feel...
    imryll imryll 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I need to share my story and get some advice. My mother was a seventeen year old when she married my dad. As far as I know she didn't love him. According to her she wanted to call...
    Bellamae Bellamae 41-45, F 4 hrs ago

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    I do need somebody to talk to as I have myself in the same situation that I was several years ago. (Background) Several years ago I managed to care about and actually felt that I...
    dstarbuck dstarbuck 22-25, M 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I can't really even remember a time when I was satisfied with myself. I think 7th grade is when it really started. I hated how I looked, had low self esteem everything all went...
    TheFreeSpirit TheFreeSpirit 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    It sucks when you're ignored by the person whose attention is the only thing you want in the world. Ever since this girl first walked into our school, I couldn’t take my eyes...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M 4 Responses Apr 2

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    It sucks when you're ignored by the person whose attention is the only thing you want in the world. Ever since this girl first walked into our school, I couldn’t take my eyes...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M 5 Responses Apr 2

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    It sucks when you're ignored by the person whose attention is the only thing you want in the world. Ever since this girl first walked into our school, I couldn’t take my eyes...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 2

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    It sucks when you're ignored by the person whose attention is the only thing you want in the world. Ever since this girl first walked into our school, I couldn’t take my eyes...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 2

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    Desperately need a friend... I'm sorry this is a long background story but this is the abbreviated version. I'll try to make things clear. It may just come off as shallow, whiny...
    ArtsyPatrick ArtsyPatrick 41-45, M 3 Responses Mar 21

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    Some people say "It's just a stage" or "Just be happy!". Well, you see, those people don't understand nothing is ever quite that simple. Depression is like an itch, or a little...
    YoureAllMurderers YoureAllMurderers 16-17, F 5 Responses Mar 24

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    Today has been a really rough day. These last three days actually have been really rough. I've been trying to stay positive because I know what my depression can do to me if I...
    Moonchild205 Moonchild205 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    Last night was just one of those nights where the littlest thing just triggers you to fall into this hole of crying and hyperventilating. My boyfriend doesn't understand why or...